Sunday, 13 December 2015

The Wolf Wilder - Review


Book Review:

Title: The Wolf Wilder
Author: Katherine Rundell
Publisher: Bloomsbury

 “People say we can't do anything about the way the world is; they say it's set in stone. I say it looks like stone, but it's mostly paint and cardboard.”

I received an copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

The Wolf Wilder is about a young girl named Feodora, Feo for short, that is a training wolf wilder. She lives in the snowbound woods of Russia with her mother, who is also a wolf wilder, well, that is until soldiers arrive and she is forced to go on the run to save her mother.

This book was utterly beautiful, in both writing style and illustrations. I found myself hooked from the very first page, the words just yielding me in. I ended up finishing this book in one sitting; I simply could not stop reading. And after I had finished the book, my mind always, somehow, drifted back to the story. It was a whirlwind of emotions.

Feo herself, was a great character; she was brave, smart and endearing. No matter how hard life got, she persevered and looked after her wolves all while trying to get her mother back. I have a lot of respect for her.

Her relationship with her wolves is what really made this book for me. I loved how compassionate she was with them and how she truly loved and cared for them. It was beautiful to read.

On the note of beautiful things to read, I have to mention Ilya. I loved how he was a soldier, but his life dream was to become a ballet dancer. I loved how diverse his dream was. You don't see many boys in children's literature who are passionate about ballet, so for that I praise Katherine.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I would definitely recommend it. It is a fantastic book that you will not regret picking up and reading!

4 Stars
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